2010 Cafes

Milford Bateman, 6 December, 2010

Microfinance: high hopes and grim realities

Thirty years after its emergence, microfinance still lays claim to being one of the most important poverty reduction and sustainable ...
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Professor Fawaz A Gerges, 22 November, 2010
The Future of Yemen?

The Future of Yemen?

Will the crisis in Yemen, a state characterized by failing institutions, lawlessness, social and political instability, abject poverty, and foreign ...
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Dr Francisco Dominguez, 8 November 2010
The US Militarisation of Latin America

The US Militarisation of Latin America

The Latin American social democratic model, which places the fight against poverty and exclusion at the centre of its policies, ...
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Fred Pearce, 25 October, 2010
Peoplequake: population myths unravelled

Peoplequake: population myths unravelled

Many fear an unsustainable explosion in global population, but in fact the population bomb is being defused round the world ...
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Robert Dougans and David Green, 4 October, 2010
Stifling debate: libel laws and the price of free speech

Stifling debate: libel laws and the price of free speech

English libel law, and the use of ‘super-injunctions’, are becoming a global disgrace, with a profoundly negative impact on freedom ...
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Professor David Nutt, 7 June, 2010
Scientists and policy making

Scientists and policy making

The advice of scientists is critical in the big policy issues of our time from energy and climate to health ...
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Philippe Sands QC, 10 May, 2010
Torture, Lawyers and Accountability

Torture, Lawyers and Accountability

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of international law at University College London, a barrister at Matrix Chambers, and a regular ...
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Michael Walls, 26 April, 2010
The crisis in Somalia

The crisis in Somalia

Years of fighting between rival war lords and an inability to deal with famine and disease have led to the ...
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Susanna Mitchell, 12 April, 2010
Immigration in the 21st century: facts and misconceptions

Immigration in the 21st century: facts and misconceptions

As the financial crisis has begun to impact heavily on the real economy, immigration has become an increasingly emotive issue ...
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Dr Zoë Marriage, 8 March, 2010
International assistance to countries at war - the Democratic Republic

International assistance to countries at war – the Democratic Republic

Zoë Marriage is Senior Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she teaches courses on Security and ...
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Dr Francisco Dominguez, 22 February, 2010
What price Democracy? The hidden forces behind the Honduran coup

What price Democracy? The hidden forces behind the Honduran coup

In June last year, Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected President of Honduras, was kidnapped in a military coup, and flown ...
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Richard Wilkinson, 8 February 2010
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Inequality and its Social Impact

There is compelling new evidence that large income inequalities within societies damage the social fabric and quality of life for ...
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Marko Hoare, 25 January 2010
Bosnia-Hercegovina - the crumbling Balkan keystone

Bosnia-Hercegovina – the crumbling Balkan keystone

Bosnia-Hercegovina is a state that was designed not to function. The Constitutional order established by the Dayton Accord of 1995 ...
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